Leigh Newman Book Signing

Cover art for Nobody Gets Out Alive by Leigh Newman
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

You're invited to meet Alaskan author Leigh Newman!

Saturday, May 21st

1pm-3pm

Leigh will be here to meet fans and sign copies of her newest book Nobody Gets Out Alive: Stories.
 
“Bighearted stories of domestic discord by a writer with a cleareyed view of Alaska's romance and hardscrabble realism.”
- Kirkus
 
From the publisher:
 
Named a MOST ANTICIPATED book by Vogue, Literary Hub, The Millions, Good Housekeeping, and Oprah Daily
 
From the ​prizewinning, debut fiction author: an exhilarating virtuosic story collection about women navigating the wilds of male-dominated Alaskan society.
 
Set in Newman’s home state of Alaska, Nobody Gets Out Alive is a collection of dazzling, courageous stories about women struggling to survive not just grizzly bears and charging moose but the raw, exhausting legacy of their marriages and families. In “Howl Palace”—winner of The Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize, a Best American Short Story, and Pushcart Prize selection—an aging widow struggles with a rogue hunting dog and the memories of her five ex-husbands while selling her house after bankruptcy. In the title story, “Nobody Gets Out Alive,” newly married Katrina visits her hometown of Anchorage and blows up her own wedding reception by flirting with the host and running off with an enormous mastodon tusk.
 
Alongside stories set in today’s Last Frontier—rife with suburban sprawl, global warming, and opioid addiction—Newman delves into remote wilderness of the 1970s and 80s, bringing to life young girls and single moms in search of a wilder, freer, more adventurous America. The final story takes place in a railroad camp in 1915, where an outspoken heiress stages an elaborate theatrical in order to seduce the wife of her husband’s employer, revealing how this masterful storyteller is “not only writing unforgettable, brilliantly complex characters, she’s somehow inventing souls” (Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light).
720 S Alaska St
Palmer, AK 99645
Nobody Gets Out Alive: Stories Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982180300
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - April 12th, 2022

Named a MOST ANTICIPATED book by Vogue, Literary Hub, The Millions, Good Housekeeping, and Oprah Daily

From the ​prizewinning, debut fiction author: an exhilarating virtuosic story collection about women navigating the wilds of male-dominated Alaskan society.

Set in Newman’s home state of Alaska, Nobody Gets Out Alive